PSA: Free Spotify clone!

Bryn

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Magical Tune

I stumbled upon this website. It's a pretty good clone-in-progress of Spotify, with no geographical restrictions and an impressive catalogue.

Thoughts? I wonder if they licensed the music? :erm:
 

Bryn

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I had some correspondence with the creator of the website. He said the tracks come from Youtube. Not sure how he manages it on a large scale, but he seems (falsely?) confident that he's protected by Youtube's fair-use laws because he isn't charging listeners.
 

backstreetboy

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http://thenextweb.com/apps/2016/02/16/spotify-clones-built-with-a-38-script-might-soon-be-shut-down/

Ever wanted to roll your own streaming music service? As it turns out, all it takes is $38 — and you don’t even need to touch a line of code.

For roughly the price of a Chromecast, you can buy a script that sets up a full-fledged Spotify-like streaming music app that pulls tunes from YouTube and lets users create accounts, discover popular albums and whip up playlists. Only, you wouldn’t be the first to launch such a service — and it may not be legal.
 
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